Five Tips to Get Your Kids to Enjoy the Museum

GRAM Grand Rapids Art Museum Enjoying Art

On our way back from Indianapolis, Prof and I had a conversation about how many museums we’ve taken the boys together. It’s gotta be at least a dozen. I started to think about what made some museum trips enjoyable and memorable. Most of our museum visits relied on the hands-on experience. After all, what kid is going to [...]

Indy Street Photography & Foodie Photos

Indianapolis Street Photography

Some people prefer quiet solace, being surrounded by nature, over the loud rush of city sounds. Not me. One of the best things about traveling in the city is seeing the city. We’re suburbanites, so it’s a treat to see the hustle and bustle of moving vehicles, people walking in and out of a convention [...]

Indianapolis Museum of Art’s Encyclopedic Art Collections

Indianapolis Museum of Art

I’m rounding out our museum tour of Indianapolis with the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA). Ranked as the #1 Thing to Do in Indianapolis, according to Trip Advisor, we were fortunate to spend another quiet weekday roaming the spaces in this free art museum. Did I mention that it’s free? Art museums that are free, available to [...]

What’s So Amazing About the Largest Children’s Museum in the World?

The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

Years ago Parents Magazine featured an article of their top ten children’s museums in the U.S. The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis ranked #1 on the list. (It’s still ranked #1 on their website.) At an impressive 365,000 square feet of gallery space, it’s also the world’s largest children’s museum, giving families plenty of space to roam, [...]

TRAVEL: Grand Rapids Yassou Greek Cultural Festival

Grand Rapids Yassou Greek Cultural Festival

We just came back from our annual visit to the Grand Rapids Yassou Greek Cultural Festival. We’ve gone for the past three years, and it just keeps growing in numbers and in activities. When our Greek language instructor invited us to his church for a visit, we experienced such warm Greek hospitality that truly embodied their culture. [...]

Five Animals Your Kids Can Create with LEGO Bricks


I know. I know. I am on break, and yet here is another post. But today’s post comes from special guest writer, Carlo Pandian. He’s a LEGO enthusiast, and he contacted me to share his compilation of five special LEGO creations that he thought would be fun to make. Check out his post! ——————– Animals come in [...]

Taking a Mid-Summer Break

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Summer vacation is half way over, but it doesn’t feel like it’s been much of a break around here. Piano Man’s been a busy bee, soaking up much of the summer’s rays and cool summer breezes (unlike the painfully cold winters in Michigan). He’s taken a double dose of swim lessons, gone camping for the [...]

TRAVEL: Huntington Beach Along Lake Erie

Lake Erie Huntington Beach Ohio travel

Before calling it quits from our overnight family camping trip, we stopped by one of Lake Erie’s beaches, Huntington Beach. Not to be confused with the salt waters of Huntington Beach in California, Lake Erie is all fresh water. We’re used to the clean fresh water beaches on Lake Michigan, so we let our kids enjoy some [...]

TRAVEL: Cleveland, Ohio Wrap-Up

Cleveland City Skyline

After three weeks, I am wrapping up our visit to Cleveland and Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Our family has learned a ton of cool things about Cleveland and camping. Ohio is the kind of state that has you noticing things. Here are some cool facts about Ohio: State Bird – Cardinal (1933) State Flower – [...]